Situation in Gaza ‘completely unimaginable’, British doctor says after mission

Tête à tête

TÊTE À TÊTE

TÊTE À TÊTE © FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 spoke to Basil Budair, a British orthopaedic surgeon and member of IDEALS, a charity providing medical aid in conflict zones. He recently returned from a mission at Gaza’s European hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis – one of the last health centres still operating in the besieged enclave. The World Health Organization has described the state of healthcare in Gaza as being “beyond words”. Budair called the situation “completely unimaginable” and regretted the lack of staff and medical equipment at the European hospital. He also recounted how two of his patients were severely injured in separate missile strikes and survived complex surgery, but later died of an infection that their bodies were too weak to cope with.

Read morePatients at overwhelmed Gaza hospital are often ‘dying or doomed to die’

Source link

Leave a Comment